Sunday, July 5, 2009

What is Heaven Like? by Beverly Lewis

In January, two friends passed away from some type of cancer, and we found out about a handful of others who had just been diagnosed. I felt overwhelmed and discouraged. Like I said in a few days ago, I felt like cancer was dropping people around me like flies. Jon knew I was feeling down, and one evening he gave me the book What Is Heaven Like? by Beverly Lewis and illustrated by Pamela Querin. A gift like this to someone facing cancer might seem morbid to some of you since talking about heaven assumes death. But since death is a common human experience, we might as well consider the after-life. There is so little information - what reliable source do we have? You all know my perspective already. The Bible has been my source of strength, and its reliability has been proven to me.

This is a children's picture book, but its simple thoughts have been wonderful. A young boy wonders about where his grandfather has gone. He asks various people in his life, "What's heaven like?" Each page is skillfully illustrated and holds a different person's answer to the boy's question. The part I like best is this: the thoughts about heaven are supported by a verse of Scripture printed on the bottom of every page. Having turned to the Bible for support, this has become the most beautiful part of this sweet book to me.


Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what you're going through emotionally, but we continue to pray for miracles in your life. I'm looking at Is. 54: 11-16-- in particular v. 13 "great shall be the peace of thy children" v. 14 "for thou shalt not fear".
I hope you can focus on all the steps the Lord has taken you through thus far and trust Him positively for the days ahead.
Continuing in prayer!!

Donna said...

Very sweet. Thanks for sharing. Praying for you.

Uncle Bob and Aunt Bonnie said...

Very sweet insights, Amy. Thanks for sharing with us. Can't wait to see you in September :-)

Anonymous said...

This looks like a beautiful book. I will see if i can find it - it looks beautiful and encouraging. We are praying for you all!

Ruth Bustamante